Brazil begins parliamentary inquiry into Bolsonaro’s Covid response

Posted by on April 27, 2021 1:20 pm
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Opponents hope investigation will torpedo chances of re-election for far-right president

Brazil’s congress has launched a parliamentary inquiry into what critics call Jair Bolsonaro’s disastrous and potentially criminal response to a Covid pandemic that has killed nearly 400,000 Brazilians.

The politically-charged investigation, which rivals of Brazil’s far-right president hope will torpedo his chances of re-election, will be conducted by 11 of the country’s 81 senators, including several of Bolsonaro’s fiercest opponents.

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